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Translational Research Award in INfectious diseases (TRAIN) Program हिंदी में पढ़ें

TRAIN is a post-doctoral research program initiated by THSTI to impart training in translational research to candidates with doctoral degree in biological sciences. Selected candidates will be involved in large infectious disease research programs/projects involving human cohorts/clinical trials and are expected to work at the interface of biology and clinicalresearch. Candidates will be jointly mentored by biologists and clinical researchers during the course of their fellowship. The focus areas include epidemiology, immunology, pathogenesis, drug and vaccine development, and diagnostics for viral and bacterial diseases (Eg: Dengue, Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis etc.)

Essential Qualifications: Ph.D in Biological Sciences with at least one research article in a peer-reviewed journal indexed in PUBMED as first author. Candidates should have an accepted first-author publication at the time of submission of their application.

i) Candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis may also apply. However, they should have successfully completed their viva voce examination at the time of interview. A copy of provisional degree certificate is required at the time of joining.

Desirable Qualifications: Doctoral research in the areas of infectious diseases, immunology, and microbiology with exposure to clinical research. Expertise in handling human clinical samples, animal models of disease and in vitro assays relevant to infectious disease research.

Age limit : 30 years

Maximum monthly consolidated emoluments :

1. Fresh PhD after completing viva voce - Upto Rs.65,000/-
2. PhD with one year of post-doctoral experience - Upto Rs. 70,000/-
3. Phd with more than two years of experience post-PhD – Upto Rs. 75,000/-

Duration of the award: The duration of the fellowship will be initially for a period of two years with a probation period of three months extendable upto three years subject to satisfactory progress based on the performance review.

General Terms & Conditions

1. All educational, professional and technical qualification should be from a recognized Board/University.
2. The date for determining the age limit shall be the closing date for online applications in each cycle.
3. Candidates who were interviewed earlier will not be considered again.
4. Age relaxation as per Government of India rules will apply.

The procedure for online application:

a.Before filling online application, do keep the following documents handy:
i. A soft copy of your passport size photo.
ii. A statement indicating your research interests and career goals (max. 500 words)
b. Candidates are requested to use Google. Chrome internet browser for best results in submission of online application.
c. Once online application is submitted, no correction/modification is possible.
d. In case of difficulty in filling up the online form, please contact
e. On successful submission of your application, an auto-generated email containing a reference number will be sent to the email address provided. Please keep a note of the reference number for future correspondence.
f. It is mandatory to fill all fields in the online application form. Incomplete applications will be rejected and no correspondence will be entertained with such applicants.

5. Interested candidates are requested to submit the online application on or before the last date. Applications will be screened and candidates will be interviewed up to four times in a year (January, April, July and October) depending on the number of applications. Deadline for applications for each quarter: March 31st, June 30th, Sept 30th, Dec 31st.
6. All results will be published on our website and all future communications will be only through email.
7. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification
8. Call for applications will remain open till suitable candidates are found.